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Why Trump Continues To Forge An Unlikely Bond With Religious Conservatives

President Trump has won over religious conservatives with promises of Supreme Court nominees, hard-line support for Israel and a host of other items.Orlando Sentinel/TNS via Getty Imageshide caption

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Trump Outlines His Blueprint For Military And Foreign Policy

President Trump discusses his national security strategy in a speech on Monday. Trump's strategy is built around four pillars: protecting the homeland; promoting prosperity; peace through strength; and advancing American influence.Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Imageshide caption

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Trump Administration Reportedly Instructs CDC On Its Own Version Of 7 Dirty Words

A report from The Washington Post said the health agency was issued a list of prohibited words from the Trump administration.Kevin C. Cox/Getty Imageshide caption

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Trump Administration Reportedly Instructs CDC On Its Own Version Of 7 Dirty Words

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GOP Releases Final Tax Bill As Rubio, Corker Boost Path To Christmas Passage

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, shown in July, had threatened a "no" vote on the bill because he wanted a more generous child tax credit for working families. He said Friday he will vote for the measure.Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Kelly Crafthide caption

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Chief Justice Roberts Sends Kozinski Inquiry To Another Judicial Council

Judge Alex Kozinski of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has been accused of sexual harassment. An inquiry into the allegations has been transferred to the 2nd Circuit.Justin Sullivan/Getty Imageshide caption

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On His Way to Speak At FBI, Trump Slams The Bureau And Opens Door To Pardoning Flynn

President Donald Trump, listens to FBI Director Christopher Wray speak, with Attorney General Jeff Sessions (right) at the FBI National Academy graduation ceremony on Friday, in Quantico, Va.Evan Vucci/APhide caption

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How The House Tax Overhaul Bill Could Hurt Affordable Housing

President Trump speaks about tax overhaul in the Grand Foyer of the White House on Wednesday. Republican lawmakers say they've reached a deal on their tax bill, but they haven't released details yet.Alex Brandon/APhide caption

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How The House Tax Overhaul Bill Could Hurt Affordable Housing

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Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Support 'Zero Tolerance' On Sexual Harassment

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and his wife Franni Bryson (L) arrive at the U.S. Capitol Building on December 7, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Franken announced that he will be resigning in the coming weeks after being accused by several women of sexual harassment.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Imageshide caption

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Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Support 'Zero Tolerance' On Sexual Harassment

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Theo E.J. Wilson: What Happens When A Black Man Goes Undercover In The Alt-Right?

Theo E.J. Wilson on the TED stageCourtesy of TEDxMileHighhide caption

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Theo E.J. Wilson: What Happens When A Black Man Goes Undercover In The Alt-Right?

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FCC Repeals 'Net Neutrality' Rules For Internet Providers

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai led a vote to repeal Obama-era "net neutrality" rules on Thursday.Alex Wong/Getty Imageshide caption

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FCC Repeals 'Net Neutrality' Rules For Internet Providers

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As FCC Prepares Net-Neutrality Vote, Study Finds Millions of Fake Comments

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has started the process to roll back Obama-era regulations for Internet service providers. The agency is scheduled to vote on Thursday on whether to reverse regulations of whether all web traffic should be treated equally.Emily Bogle/NPRhide caption

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New Year To Bring New Test For Trump Administration On Key Russia Sanctions

Bill Browder has become one of Russian President Vladimir Putin's most vocal enemies, as he's pushed for countries to enact sanctions that freeze the assets of human rights violators.Bertrand Guay /AFP/Getty Imageshide caption

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New Year To Bring New Test For Trump Administration On Key Russia Sanctions

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Rosenstein Defends Mueller, Justice Department Amid Attacks About Bias

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testifies during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday in Washington, D.C.Zach Gibson/Getty Imageshide caption

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